Mitch Marner of the Toronto Maple Leafs scored a shootout goal on an amazing move Saturday night.  So amazing, in fact, that the officials wanted to check with the NHL’s Situation Room to make sure it was a legal goal.

After a brief review, referee Kevin Pollock offered what is possibly the most helpful and detailed on-ice explanation in NHL history:

After review, we looked at 2 things: First of all, the puck stayed in forward motion; it did not come to a stop.  And there was no goalie interference. We have a good goal.

Here’s the play:


Terrific explanation by referee Kevin Pollock.

While Mike Leggo may have the memorable penalty calls and Wes McCauley the dramatic goal call, Pollock’s the man when it comes to explanations.